'The Flash': While Jesse L Martin stays on medical leave, Tony Todd confirms return for 100th episode
The duration of Jesse's absence from the show is not yet known, but his character's absence will be addressed at some point in 'The Flash'
'The Flash' star Jesse L Martin, who played the character of Detective Joe West in the series, has taken leave on medical grounds from the show, reported TVLine. The site reported this in a response to a viewer's question about the minimal presence of Detective Joe West in recent episodes.
According to the report, Martin injured his back during the show's hiatus. The studio representative informed the site about this and added, "We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his return as Detective Joe West." The duration of Joe's absence from the show is not yet known, but his character's absence will be addressed at some point in the series.
Meanwhile, as we wish the star a speedy recovery, fans are gearing up for the milestone 100th episode of 'The Flash', where they can expect some of Flash's biggest enemies to return.
In an interaction with Wegotthiscovered, Tony Todd, the voice actor for the villain 'Zoom' in the show, revealed that he would return to the role for the special episode. Along with him, many other evil speedsters will also return.
I'm hyped for Episode 100 of #TheFlash as it was confirmed by @TonyTodd54 himself at MCM London Comic-Con that multiple evil Speedsters would be returning for the occasion, including ZOOM HIMSELF.— Jessie Elias (@ZeltraxMilleniu) October 30, 2018
Can't wait as I think Zoom was the best villain we've had since Reverse Flash. pic.twitter.com/opJmlukE5C
Todd said that all the returning speedsters "want a piece of Barry". The villain line-up is expected to include Reverse Flash, Savitar and The Rival. The crossover is around the corner as well, where 'The Flash' will meet 'Arrow' and 'Supergirl'.
The 'Arrowverse' crossover begins on The CW on December 9 with 'The Flash', followed by 'Arrow' on December 10 and finally ending on December 11 with 'Supergirl'.
The next episode of 'The Flash' will air on November 6 on The CW.